Burglaries and thefts reported
- An 18-year-old Lawrence man remained in the Douglas County Jail this morning following his arrest in connection with the burglary of more than a dozen unlocked motor vehicles between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Sunday in the 2200 block of Harper. Police were first called to the area to investigate a report of a prowler. After officers located the suspect, they recovered money, a radar detector, a sweatshirt and other items they believed were taken in the burglaries. The man was booked into jail in connection with burglary, theft, criminal trespass, battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest. He is expected to make his first court appearance this afternoon.
- Police are investigating a report that someone illegally used an account number between Oct. 4 and Dec. 28 to order flowers from five Lawrence florists. According to the police report the suspect is believed to have used an account number belonging to his former employer, a flower shop in Princeton, N.J., to order the flowers, which were delivered to several Lawrence residents. The total value of the floral orders was listed at $544, on the police report.
- Police are investigating a report that on Jan. 31 a man used a stolen check to purchase a laptop computer from Uni Computers Inc., 2449 Iowa. According to the police report, the business accepted a check to cover the $1,282 purchase. The check was then returned from the bank because payment had been stopped. The rightful owner of the check had reported the check as stolen in Missouri, the report said.
- A spokeswoman in the Douglas County Sheriff's Department said an investigation was continuing this morning into a Sunday night fire that destroyed a home under construction in rural Baldwin. Judy Osburn, operations coordinator, said the fire in a residence owned by Joel B. Souders, 35, 639 E. 2100 Rd., was reported about 11:30 p.m. Sunday after a neighbor went outside to investigate barking dogs and discovered the blaze. Osburn said initial reports indicate workmen were at the residence Sunday afternoon and that the fire may have been accidental. The report valued the loss at $88,700 to the residence and $1,500 to its contents. Osburn said the house had been expected to be completed in about three weeks.
- Rhonda S. Bridgers, Lawrence, and Robert L. Bridgers, Baldwin.
- Holly A. Mauer, Olathe, and Gregory T. Mauer, McLouth.
- Karla A. McGlothlin, Lawrence, and Steve A. McGlothlin, Lawrence.
- Debbie A. Heck, Lawrence, and Marlin T. Heck, Lawrence.
- Christine S. Beiter, Lawrence, and James R. Beiter, Eudora.
- Donna J. Williams, Lawrence, and Stephen J. Williams, Lawrence.
- Bobbie J. Brown Jr., Lawrence, and Janice L. Brown, Eudora.
- Erin M. Hascall, Lawrence, and Craig G. Hascall, Lawrence.